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…”Our latest events were really, really small,” said fellow
Sabaz member Seth Eslami.
Eslami finds it difficult to believe Bagherzadeh’s activism
would have made her a target”…
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”Police also spoke with the man who was her current
boyfriend and friends, but they want to talk other people,
including a friend she said assaulted in her in February 2010.
According to court documents, Bagherzadeh said she was
assaulted in the man’s car, and he grabbed her hair and
forced her to kiss him. The case was closed because of
Bagherzadeh was part of Sabaz Houston, a local Iranian
organization that supports the green movement against the
current Iranian government. Her friends describe her as
sweet and smart.
Detectives said they are coordinating with the FBI. They
said they have no reason to believe she was politically
targeted, but they don’t want to rule anything out.
“We’re looking into that possibility, but there is no indication
that it’s a hate crime,” Padilla said.
Bagherzadeh’s purse and cellphone were still inside the car,
so investigators are not sure what the motive for the killing